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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: TaskManager uses
Date Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:40:54 GMT
Thanks. Will do. Any advice on what to do if I get a hit? I want 
something that we cannot fail to notice if it happens.


Peter Firmstone wrote:
> Hi Patricia,
> Yes I'll run the tests, upload your patches against the current tree to 
> JIRA, I'll upload my results there too.  I've set up an issue there for 
> TaskManager, I can't remember the reference number off the top of my head.
> Regards,
> Peter.
> Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>> Peter - This is a request for help running some tests. As you know, I 
>> don't yet have a viable test environment.
>> I have reached some hypotheses about what is going on with various 
>> suspicious-looking sequence number based runAfter tests. It is 
>> possible that testing of a modified version might eliminate one or 
>> more of my hypotheses. Unfortunately, confirming them is a matter of 
>> analysis, unless we can track down an original implementer to answer 
>> some questions.
>> For example, there are some places where I believe the sequence number 
>> check is harmless because the tasks were added to the TaskManager in 
>> ascending sequence number order. The TaskManager javadoc does not make 
>> it entirely clear that the runAfter test is only shown tasks that were 
>> added before "this", so some programmers may have added a sequence 
>> number check unnecessarily. I would like to insert an assertion, or 
>> logging, or some other reporting mechanism that will tell me if I'm 
>> wrong.
>> If you can help with running the tests, please let me know what form 
>> you would like the changes, and the recommended mechanism for getting 
>> the reports.
>> Thanks,
>> Patricia
>> On 7/24/2010 6:50 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>>> My notes so far on TaskManager uses are at
>>> http://www.patriciashanahan.com/apache/TaskManager_uses.docx or
>>> http://www.patriciashanahan.com/apache/TaskManager_uses.pdf (same
>>> content, different formats).
>>> If you have any insights that should be added please e-mail them to me.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Patricia

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